People For the American Way Foundation

10 Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Could Harm Our Democracy

The erosion of democratic norms we have already seen during the Trump era poses a significant threat to our system of government and the liberty it is supposed to protect. That makes it all the more important to stand up to threats to our fundamental rights and to our democratic form of government.

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7 Wildly Offensive Things Justice Scalia Has Said About Gays

On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear two landmark cases on marriage equality. This week Justice Antonin Scalia reminded us again why gay rights advocates, to put it mildly, aren’t counting on his vote.

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Why Only A Constitution Amendment Can Rescue American Democracy

(Editor's note. On Tuesday afternoon, July 24, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be holding a webcast hearing on various proposals to amend the U.S. Constitution to address the problems created by the excessive influence and spending of wealthy individuals and corporate interests in American elections. This essay offers perspective on the issues in play and various reform proposals.)

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Meet the Religious Right Charlatan Who Teaches Tea Party America The Totally Pretend History They Want to Hear

Newt Gingrich promises to seek his advice and counsel for the 2012 presidential campaign. Mike Huckabee calls him America’s greatest historian, says he should be writing the curriculum for American students, and in fact suggested that all Americans should be “forced at gunpoint” to listen to his broadcasts. Michelle Bachmann calls him “a treasure for our nation” and invited him to teach one of her Tea Party Caucus classes on the Constitution for members of Congress. State legislators from around the country invite him to share his “wisdom” with them. Glenn Beck calls him “the most important man in America.” Who is this guy?

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Conservatives Work Hard to Bring About the Econopocalypse

Despite the fact that the economy is going from bad to worse, Republicans are quite pleased with their unanimous opposition to the stimulus package and are planning on continuing it when the legislation heads to the Senate.

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